Our People

Dr. Hugo R. Chaufan – Chairman of the Board

Dr. Hugo R. Chaufan

Chairman of the Board

Dr. Hugo R. Chaufan has been serving as Chairman of the Arad group since 2001. Dr Chaufan has more than 40 years of experience in both financial and senior management roles. Among others, he held a number of executive positions in Israel Chemicals, a leading multinational fertilizer and specialty chemicals company, and investment company Isal Amlat Investments.

Prior to that, he held a number of senior positions in Israel’s Ministry of Finance.

Dr. Chaufan holds degrees in Accountancy and Certified Accountancy, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Litoral, Argentina.

Gabi Yankovitz – Arad Group’s CEO

Gabi Yankovitz


Gabi Yankovitz serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Arad Group since 2004 and has led the company’s successful global expansion.

Prior to his appointment as the group’s CEO, Mr. Yankovitz held a number of positions in Arad Group, including serving as Chief Financial Officer from 1999.

Mr. Yankovitz holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Technion – Israel’s prestigious Institute of Technology

Ziv Hilleli- CEO of Arad Ltd.

Ziv Hilleli

CEO of Arad Ltd.

Ziv Hilleli has served as chief executive officer of Arad Ltd. until 2018.  Ziv has held significant management positions in the company, both as VP of Operations and Quality, and was in charge of Safety and Environmental issues at Arad.

Prior to that, Ziv held several management positions in the field of quality and also, at the development department of Elbit Systems. He also served as VP of Quality at Tower Semiconductor.

Ziv has a BA degree in Statistics from the University of Haifa, and an MBA from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Yosi Twina

CEO of Arad Technologies

Yosi Twina joined Arad Technologies in 2013 as the Deputy CEO,  and was later on appointed to the CEO of the company.

Prior to Arad Technologies, Mr. Twina held a number of R&D management positions in High Tech companies in Israel.

Mr. Twina holds a B.Sc degree in Electrical and Electronic engineering from the Technion in Israel, and MBA from Tel Aviv University.

Jerry Potter

President of Master Meter

Jerry Potter has been serving as President and CEO of Master Meter, Arad Group’s North American arm, since 1984. Jerry, who has been in working in the water meter industry since 1972, joined the company in 1982. During his tenure, the company has experienced tremendous growth and shown an industry-leading introduction of new technologically advanced products.

Jerry holds a BBA from the University of North Texas.

Nissan Barkat

CEO of Arad China

Nissan Barkat has been working for Arad  for the last 20 years. During the years of service in the company he was appointed as International Marketing Manager,  Domestic Marketing Manager and gained experience in various tasks in the Arad Group.

Nissan Barkat holds an MBA degree from the Israeli Management Institute and participated in various management programs.

In 2012 Nissan Barkat relocated to China, positioned as founder and manager of the Arad China subsidiary.

Isaac Navarro- CEO of Contazara

Isaac Navarro

CEO of Contazara

Isaac Navarro has served as Chief Executive Officer of Contazara, S.A. since 2012.
Isaac joined Contazara in 1996 and Arad Group in 2009.
Prior his appointment as Contazara’s CEO, Isaac served in several positions in Contazara including QEHS and Technical Director. During these years, he led the technological evolution and the excellence performance of the company.
Isaac holds a Degree in Industrial Technical Engineering from Zaragoza University and an Executive MBA.


Enrico Parodi CEO of WaterTech

Enrico Parodi

CEO of WaterTech

Enrico Parodi is one of the founders of WaterTech Company and serving for many years as  the CEO.

Enrico has been working in the water and gas metering industries since 1986, gaining a considerable experience on the Italian and European markets.

Enrico holds a Master’s Degree in Fluid dynamics Engineering from Genoa University.

Victor Vega - CEO of Cicasa



Victor Vega joined Cicasa in 2000 and into Arad Group in 2014. He started working as Deputy Sales Manager, later as Sales Director and he was appointed as CEO of the company in 2019.

Previous to Cicasa, he gained experience in OEM projects for automotive and electrodomestic markets and now he leads the growth of the company in the development of new products and its expansion into global markets.

Victor holds a Degree in Industrial Electronic Engineering from College of Professional Education and he engaged in a postgraduate of Sales and Marketing at TEC of Monterrey and Sales Force Administration course from Anahuac University in Mexico City.